You can connect to an ApsaraDB for Redis instance by using Data Management (DMS) without the need to install a client. DMS allows you to visually manage ApsaraDB for Redis instances.
DMS is an all-in-one data management service that supports a variety of relational and NoSQL databases. The service offers features such as data management, schema management, user authorization, security audit, data trend analysis, and data tracking. For more information about DMS, see Overview. You can use DMS to manage databases with ease. This enhances data security, improves management efficiency, and maximizes data value.
DMS has limits on commands that can be run. For more information, see Syntax support for Redis.
If the Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption protocol is enabled for an instance of Redis, you cannot directly log on to the instance by using DMS. You must register the instance in the DMS console and enable SSL encryption in the Advanced Information section. For more information, see Register an Alibaba Cloud database instance.
- Log on to the ApsaraDB for Redis console and go to the Instances page. In the top navigation bar, select the region in which the instance is deployed. Then, find the instance and click its ID.
In the upper-right corner of the page, click Log into Database.
In the DMS console to which you are redirected, configure the logon method.
Account + password login
Enter the database account and password. For more information about how to create a database account, see Create and manage database accounts.Note
By default, an ApsaraDB for Redis instance contains a database account named after the instance ID. Example: r-bp10noxlhcoim2****. You can use this account for logon. The account password is set when you create the instance.
If you forget your password, you can reset it. For more information, see Change or reset the password.
If password-free access is enabled for the ApsaraDB for Redis instance, you can log on to the instance without using passwords. For more information, see Enable password-free access.
Use the password that is specified when your instance is created to log on to the ApsaraDB for Redis instance. The password is created for the database account that is named after the instance ID. If you forget the password, you can reset it. For more information, see Change or reset the password.
If you do not add the IP address of the DMS server to a whitelist of the ApsaraDB for Redis instance, a dialog box appears and prompts you to click Configure Whitelist. The system creates a whitelist named ali_dms_group for the instance and adds the IP address of the DMS server to this whitelist.
After you log on to the database, you can run Redis commands on the SQLConsole page. For example, you can run the DBSIZE command to query the number of keys in the current database.